From the New York Times best-selling author of the Accidentally on Purpose trilogy...
"You were born to be mine, and I was born to be yours."
Donya Stewart's chest filled with the soft beating wings of butterflies when she first met Emmet Grayne's green eyes at the ripe age of five. Unable to identify the tugging pressure within her when in his presence, Donya moved through the first several years of her life addled by her feelings for the boy who was her best friend's brother and very much like her own sibling.
But one cool autumn night in her mystifying teenage years, Emmet erases any ideas Donya has of him being anything like a sibling. Donya and Emmet, unable to deny the invisible cord that fetters them together on an incredibly visceral level, begin a long journey on a road abounding with challenges, hurdles, and destructive forces. Their love for one another is absolute, and the emotional link between them is strong, but when they make a series of painful decisions and mistakes that pull them apart, the strength of that tether is challenged.
Donya's career as a model takes her around the world and away from Emmet, who is working hard for his law degree. When Donya makes a hard decision for both of them, the tether between them stretches beyond what seems possible.
"The tether contorted and quivered and groaned in protest."
With age comes maturity and hindsight. Will Emmet and Donya have to live apart and with the consequences of their choices? Happy endings aren't always a guarantee, even for two people who were born into this world for each other. Will the link between them bring them together or prove to ensnare them in heartache?
If you are in search of an angst-filled romance novel, get tied into Tethered....
Note from the author: Tethered is meant for mature listeners over the age of 18. This is a standalone novel - listening to my other published novels is welcome, of course, but not necessary.
©2014, 2015 LD Davis Media (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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"A Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions"
This was a long listen but worth the time.
I found myself either smiling, tearing up or laughing out loud.
The characters were well-developed and the story line kept my interest through the end.
The narrator was awesome.
This will be a story I'll be happy to listen to again some day.
"My Long Wait Is Over and Rewarded!"
It's been three long years since L D Davis released AOP on Audible. So when I got a tweet that Tethered was coming out I preordered and downloaded it at midnight the second it became available.
All I can say is wow! I loved, loved this story, it's well written and takes place from when Donya was a young child and straight through to adulthood and her long lasting connection to Emmett, her bff's older brother. It's filled with drama and angst but it never feels contrived. It's real world problems.
Don't expect the this to be a pretty love story about perfect people who live perfect lives and never do anything wrong or deceitful and live happily ever after. It's a gritty love story about imperfect real people who make very real mistakes and hurt themselves and others along the way. Kinda like real life if you ask me. That in a nutshell is why I enjoy this authors writing so much, it's like me wrapping gifts at Christmas, yeah it's all wrapped up in a pretty bow in the end, but the carnage to get it there is littered all around.
Great job by the narrator, and here's to hoping we get a lot more on Audible from LD Davis.
"A BITTER-SWEET SAD LOVE STORY THAT SPANNED YEARS"
Donya and Emmet's love story spans decades... and this book is downloaded in three parts because of its length.... but you know right from the Prologue that things weren't going to go well for them. Then you're taken back in time to when Donya was just 6 and had made friends with a girl whose family would change her whole life... but it was Donya's connection to her friend's brother Emmet that would grow into an unbreakable bond between soul mate to soul mate. However, that bond would be tested over and over again, be strained to nearly breaking point and sustain emotionally devastating damage.... but never did it break.
There was the innocent years, the confusing teenage years, the secretive years and the adult years - and in those times Fate threw in some heartbreaking curveballs. Curveballs that would test their love, curveballs that would break them apart, curveballs that felt like a punch in the gut... and curveballs that would eventually mend broken hearts, shattered dreams, wasted years and lost hopes. They naively thought that love was enough... but sadly real-life got in the way of their dreams and Destiny, for a long while, took them in very different directions - until.... well until they were both finally headed in the same direction.
This was a good book with an emotionally intense storyline... but it did focus a lot on the 'early years' of Donya and Emmet's budding relationship with all its teenage angst - however this laid the foundation to their unbreakable bond, their love and their self-sacrificing commitment to each other. The drama that followed them into adulthood (which again spanned years) was painful, heartbreaking and totally riveting because what lay ahead for Donya and Emmet was emotionally cruel. I did wonder at times if this love story would end happily... however, I shouldn't have doubted this Author - no, it wasn't the ending that I'd initially pictured early on for them... nevertheless it was still perfect. Told from Donya's POV, there was sex, plenty of undiluted passion and breathless romance mixed in with all the heartache.... and the narration was ok.
Worth a credit? This is a long story, an emotionally tense and draining story, a battered yet beautiful second chance love story.... and YES a very creditworthy story.
I loved this book! The narration was great and the storyline was frustrating but in a good way. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
This book was probably the longest book that I have ever listened to, but I was sad to see it end. The journey that this author takes you on is full of ups and downs that are realistic, beautiful, heartbreaking, and completely stays with the theme of this love story. Best romantic audible for me to date!
"Book was interesting but way too long"
I started enjoying this book towards the end. I was bored with the young Donya their the years. It took me a while to get thru this book because it took you from youth to adult.
"Loved it written. Kate Udall rocks in audio!"
L.D. Davis has owned me from the first words I ever read in this book. The words pull you into the emotional roller-coaster ride that I never want to get off. Emmet and Donya's tether make you believe anything is possible and true love really does exist.
"Love this story"
This story is well written. The narrator brings each character to life. Even the kids.
"Great story!! couldn't stop listening "
Good side story from Accidentally on Purpose...
love the bond...
hate the stubbornness...
love all the family members ...
waiting for the trilogy on audiobook...
"One of the best romances"
It felt like you were growing up with the characters. The angst, sometimes almost way too much to bear
Anytime they got back together after a fight!
Makes you want to find who you should be tethered to and not settle!
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